the blame when it battles president obama. >> woodruff: quickly, jake, the point the president made, he's prepared to negotiate around other spending, whether it's a so-called sequester, this automatic spending cuts that are due about the same time that the debt ceiling comes up or about the budget overall. that's not picking up any response from the republicans? >> it is. i mean, i d't think republicans have settled on a legislative centrality gee yet. which is part of their problem at this point. they haven't settled how they'll deal with these issues either in one pot which would seemingly make it easier for president obama to negotiate or whether they'll separate them out and deal with them individually over the next couple months. they're heading to a retreat in williams burg, virginia, this week. where they'll take the's of their membership and figure that out. >> woodruff: very quickly, carol, at the end we know that the president commented on his governing style. the fact he doesn't do a lot of reaching out to republicans. the white house doesn't have a sense that this is a liability in anyway? >> clearly not.